[The Wood-rushes of Mt. Adams Country]

Hitchcock's Woodrush, Hitchcock's Smooth Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush

Luzula hitchcockii

Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii

Hitchcock's Woodrush, Hitchcock's Smooth Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii)

Hitchcock's smooth woodrush are seen along the South Climb Trail #183 about one-half mile uphill from the trailhead at Cold Springs, Mt. Adams Wilderness...........August 23, 2008.

Inflorescence of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Hitchcock's Smooth Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii) - Leaf diameter of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Hitchcock's Smooth Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii) - Inflorescence of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Hitchcock's Smooth Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii)

Close-ups of the inflorescence and leaf width of Hitchcock's smooth woodrush are seen along the South Climb Trail #183 about one-half mile uphill from the trailhead at Cold Springs, Mt. Adams Wilderness...........August 23, 2008. Note the open inflorescence of individual (rather than clustered) flowers.

Basal leaves of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii)

Photo at left: The atractive red-tinged basal leaves of Hitchcock's smooth woodrush are seen in open pumice soils atop the Ridge of Wonders and amongst the alpine trees to about 6900'............August 12, 2006. This species of woodrush has leaves often as wide as 10-15 mm as seen here.


Basal leaves of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii) - Inflorescence of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii)

Basal leaves and inflorescence of Hitchcock's smooth wood-rush as seen at the Bird Creek Meadows trailhead parking lot at the southeastern corner of Mt. Adams............August 25, 2005. The flowers in the inflorescence are mostly solitary in an open panicle as seen here.

Basal leaves of Hitchcock's Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii) - Hitchcock's Woodrush, Smooth Woodrush: Luzula hitchcockii (Synonyms: Luzula glabrata, Luzula glabrata var. hitchcockii)

Additional close-up images of the basal leaves which begin to turn an attractive reddish-brown late in the summer. Photographed in open pumice soils at 6600' on the Ridge of Wonders on the eastern slopes of Mt. Adams.........August 12, 2006. This species of woodrush often has leaves as wide as 10-15 mm as seen here.

Paul Slichter